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Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

Did for me, very good!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

But you said "Wallaby haters"... Dan maybe able to enlighten us better on the English side of things, but as far as I'm aware, the s denotes a plural, meaning more than one..

:D

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

....There is a bit of separation between the C and the H on my keyboard, and even on the phone there is a slight gap that is perhaps slightly too big to blame my fingers for..

Predictive?!?!? *clutching at straws..*

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7tRAquZNrA

That is the only thing that I'd say comes close and:
1) Look how ridiculous it is.
2) Look how long it took.
3) Take note that the referee didn't see it!!



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1 Month, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

I agree with your comment, but Richie McCaw also has the added bonus of 14 other guys around him that know how to play rugby to a near 100% winning record. I'm not suggesting Australia don't have that talent, but they've not had anywhere near the success rate the All Blacks have had (maybe discipline is the reason..) however if McCaw doesn't react and it just slows down their ball, chances are they'll create something from nothing... If someone tugs on Parisse's shirt as he's running for a possible try with Italy, you can hardly blame him for turning round and smiting someone, as it'd probably be Italys only chance and something they wouldn't be able to fix in the next phase..

Basically the conclusion I'm drawing towards is the a-hole that is pulling the shirt should always be flagged up and punished.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Alesana Tuilagi crunches big winger in thrilling Samoa and Fiji draw

I thought the commentary was shite... but there we go..

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

Queue jokes about hoping Cooper gets a long ban to keep him out the world cup...

Jokes aside though, I'd hate to see him not play, as it'd signal a lesser wallaby side and although we all want to win, I'd rather see my bunch play against a worthwhile Aussie side (and other nations). So onto the situation, I'm sick to death of seeing players being held onto and held back around the pitch... It's not a big deal in reality but it's cynical play and depending on the player it can equal an unpleasant scene... I think more needs to be done towards this and until referees penalise these things or are notified then these reactions will continue..

The Argie player was certainly after an Oscar or a football signing with his reaction... I better open or closed fist it hurt, but you don't roll around like that!

I'd say kick the Argie in the area and just tell Hooper off...

....you don't ban cars and trucks just because some w****r decides to end it all by stepping in front of one..

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

I remember at school there was a law (or made up rule) that you weren't supposed to push your hand into someone...

Hard to describe, but if you run and your arm is stiff and it hits someone then that is ok.
If you run and your arm is bent and it hits someone then you push them whilst connected, then that is fine...
But if you run and basically do this (or what this was trying to be) which is push your arm into someones face then that isn't ok...

Like I said, kind of awkward to explain and mayb e it's a made up school law, or schoolboy level law, but I don't see much of a problem with it, especially if it stops what this could have been...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

New Zealand Barbarians bring back The Wall during win over Maori All Blacks

Trick plays, trick lineouts, etc are always very enjoyable to use and watch.

They don't often work out as planned, but when they do they can often produce great results.

In the forwards as a 2nd row/back row I've been involved in a lot of lineout moves and when they go well it gives you such a buzz, we've had moves that incorporate a catch up high and throw it down to a player burning through a gap just in front of a lifting prop, a high catch at 4 and throwing down to the 2nd jumper for a change in driving point. (common stuff, but yeh)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Alesana and brother Vavae Tuilagi cause damage against the USA

Haha, good point, you know that if that shoulder charge was done to a normal winger, it would have flattened them...

1 Month, 1 Week ago